стремя

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Etymology[edit]

The so-called н-declension of this and nine other similar neuter nouns stems from the fact that the word-final -я was the nasal vowel Ѧ, ѧ (little yus) in Old Church Slavonic, resulting in the -ен- before all the case endings in the modern language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

стре́мя (strémjan inan (genitive стре́мени, nominative plural стремена́)

  1. stirrup
  2. (anatomy) stapes

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